The Next Level

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You may have noticed that I haven’t taken the blog off of the main level of our house. We haven’t ventured there yet because there is so much to do, particularly in our master bedroom. In all honesty, I couldn’t bear to share pictures quite yet. But in an effort to truly show the evolution of all of the rooms in the house, I am going to take some “in progress” pictures tonight. In the meantime, I thought I would share my mood board with the ideas that I have to spruce up the room.

Some of the pieces like the headboard, the throw pillows, and the linens are things that we already have and are ready to go. Other items like the rugs, lounge furniture, and accents still need to be purchased but that may not happen for some time. We do have a dresser and a hutch, but both need a new coat of paint and updated hardware. I am sure I will be documenting all of these projects in a post soon. 

The most immediate need for the master bedroom are window treatments. We are currently using temporary paper shades from Home Depot for $20/4-pack. We’ve had them up for 3 months now. Not so temporary and sort of embarrassing to explain to guests. Needless to say, it’s time for an upgrade. But because our room is in the attic and the ceiling is vaulted, hanging traditional drapes hung on a pole has proven to be a challenging if not impossible task. 

Here’s a pre-reno shot to show you what I mean. I’m afraid we may just have to settle for honeycomb or roman shades, but I am still trying to come up with a creative solution to hang drapes. 

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Don’t worry, we don’t have paneling anymore.

Here are a couple of pictures during the renovations. 

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You might notice that the contractor made the right and left windows half the height of the middle window. He did this so that it was more aesthetically pleasing from the exterior of the house. 

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I thought I would mind that it cut down on the light, but we really get plenty, so it’s a non-issue. The contractor was right, the proportion of the old windows just didn’t make sense with the rest of the house. Here is the before and after to prove it.

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Stay tuned - we’re taking the blog to the next level soon! Up the stairs we go!